Mexico – 2012/13 crop off to a flying start

Sugar production in 2012/13 (Nov/Oct) in the period ended November 18 amounted to 137,430 tonnes, tel quel, up from 26,852 tonnes produced in the same period a year ago, according to Sagarpa. The sugarcane harvest so far this year reached 1.553 mln tonnes compared with 374,000 in 2011/12. While cane yields so far in the season are somewhat below last year (77.3 vs 77.4 tonnes per ha) sugar content is much improved reaching 8.87% compared with 7.17%.

Sugar production in 2012/13 is forecast to reach 5.668 mln tonnes, tel quel, up 12.3% year-on-year, the National Committee for Sustainable Sugarcane (Conadesuca) said.

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